In the early 1980s, Susanna Heschel was lecturing at Oberlin College Hillel and discovered a feminist themed Haggadah that suggested putting a crust of bread on the Seder plate to represent groups that were marginalized in Judaism, especially women. Heschel changed that practice so that an orange would be used – not violating the rules of Passover, and to symbolize the fruitfulness of inclusion. Heschel adds that oranges have seeds so we remember to spit out hate, bigotry, and exclusion.

haggadah Section: -- Cup #2 & Dayenu